Runes as a tool for fortune-tellers and soothsayers appeared on the dawn of time, and could predict was thought to any event and the future.They are carved from wood and bones were of them religious inscriptions designed to endow objects and places of magical power, and kept from generation to generation.An interesting fact is that in itself runic according to various historians, refers to the different languages, primary sources, because similar letters found in several ancient alphabets - but experts unanimously agree that the runic writing used by the ancient Germanic tribes in the northern regions of modern Europebefore latinnitsa replaced this writing.

mythological versions of the runes


In Norse mythology, the runes - a
mysterious signs describing all the living, the dead, the past and the future, opened god Odin, where he spent nine days and nights hanging on Yggdrasil.According to legend, the first rune writing belongs to his hand, which made the inscription in his own blood on the bark of the Great Tree, and he whispered to his deceased son Balder in his funeral rites.The echo of the words they hear all the soothsayers and that is why properly interpret the meaning of the runes dropped.

number, appearance, value


Runic alphabet Futhark (named after the first six letters), is divided into three parts of eight characters each.Each letter includes one or more straight lines emerging in a character.The original meaning and transcription runes are not preserved, so the sound and translation experts restored the surviving inscriptions and the transformation of these runes in other languages.

Part 1: F - Fehu, «cattle property», U - Uruz, «bison», Th, þ - Þurisaz, «spike, hell," and - Ansuz, «god, god, sacred», R - Raidu, "the way, the path», K - Kauna, «the torch», G - Gebu, «gift», W - Wunju, «joy».

Part 2: H - Hagalaz, «hail element», N - Naudiz, «need», I - Isaz, «ice», J - Jara, «year harvest», ï, ei - Iwaz, «yewtree ", P - Perþu,« storehouse of memory, Wisdom », R - Algiz,« elk », S - Sowilu,« The Sun ».

Part 3: T - Tiwaz, «Tours» In - Berkana, «Birch» E - Ehwaz, «horse», M - Mannaz, «people», L - Laguz, «lake», N - Iŋwaz, «Yngwie », D - Dagaz,« day, "Oh - Oþila,« Heritage ».

to other traditions runic script and meaning and the number of runes used may differ significantly - for example, in the Slavic runic divination used 18 runes that match Futhark writing.Slavic names of the runes - World Chernobog (Death), Alatyr (Equilibrium), Rainbow (The Road), Wii (needs) stealing (Fire), Wanted (Sacrifice), Force (Unity), there are (Life), Wind (Change), Keeper (Protection), Houde (Passion), Lola (Water), Rock (Fate), Reliance (Basis), Dazhdbog (blessing), Perun (Power) and source (Home).